The venues of the first ever Rugby World Cup to be held in Asia have been announced. The 2019 Rugby World Cup is going to be held in Japan.
The decision of letting Japan play host to the 2019 Rugby World Cup was taken in the year 2009. There are 12 venues where matches will be held according to the latest announcement. Japan will also play host to the 2020 Olympic Games.
There is an Olympic Stadium already but it needs to be replaced and for that reason the games are going to be held in New National Stadium, the construction of which is underway. It will indeed be a big stadium with the capacity of accommodating over eighty thousand individuals. The stadium is among the venues of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Also another venue where the 2019 Rugby World Cup matches are going to be held is the Kamaishi Memorial stadium, which, unlike the New National Stadium, can accommodate a considerably less number of spectators. a little over sixteen thousand spectators can be accommodated in that stadium.
The 67 years old Bernard Lapasset who at present holds the post of Chairman of the board of Rugby World Cup Ltd considers Japan’s playing host to the 2019 edition of Rugby World cup as epoch making. He said that now that the venues for the 2019 Rugby World cup events are finalised, the fans who intend to come and see it can start making their plans. Mr Lapasset thinks that a huge number of fans will visit Japan to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup and he also said that a huge number of people will also be watching the event though Television. He thinks that the 2019 edition of the Event is going to be a spectacular one. He has also said that they will remain committed to their goal of making the game more popular throughout the world.